Beliefs and Values

First and foremost Peace Accelerators

believe in 2 things:

1. Global peace is possible.

2. It requires action, strategy, and courage from all of us. 

 

 

7 Principles

Peace Accelerators promote 7 key harmony principles that foster and accelerate a more peaceful existence for all homo sapiens. 

1. Nonviolence over violence
2. Sharing over possession
3. Collaboration over competition.
4.  Inclusion over exclusion

5. Transparency over secrecy
6. Compassionate courage over fear

7. Empathy over anger.

 

PA Influences

The following are a few of the people Peace Accelerators hold in the highest accord.

Peace Accelerators believe deeply in healthy mental nutrition and recognizing who we are being cognitively led and influenced by on a daily basis.
Similar to eating healthy we must fill our minds with the thoughts of those we respect and look up to most in order to influence our own actions and lives.
Whether it be a parent or a friend, all of us gain confidence and courage from actions and mentalities of those around ourselves and those that came before us.

We seek to gather wisdom from these minds and many other. 
We encourage you to read further about all of them.
We encourage you to spend time weighing their perspectives.
We encourage you to contemplate the role you choose to play for our planet. 

Leo Tolstoy "If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war."

Leo Tolstoy
"If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war."

 Jeanette Rankin "You can no more win a wore than you can win an earthquake." 

 Jeanette Rankin

"You can no more win a wore than you can win an earthquake." 

Mahathma Gandhi "I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace."

Mahathma Gandhi

"I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace."

Martin Luther King Jr.  "If we are to have peace on Earth... our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this mean we must develop a world perspective." 

Martin Luther King Jr. 
"If we are to have peace on Earth... our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this mean we must develop a world perspective." 

Albert Einstein "I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war." 

Albert Einstein

"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war." 

John Lennon "Peace is not something you wish for. It's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away."

John Lennon

"Peace is not something you wish for. It's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away."

Joan Baez "I would say that I'm a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons of violence you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you... because no one has the right to take the life of another human being."

Joan Baez

"I would say that I'm a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons of violence you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you... because no one has the right to take the life of another human being."

Aung San Suu Kyi "I don't believe in people just hoping."

Aung San Suu Kyi

"I don't believe in people just hoping."

Nelson Mandela "If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."

Nelson Mandela

"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."

U Thant "Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace."

U Thant

"Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace."

Johan Galtung "By peace we mean the capacity to handle conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively - a never ending process." 

Johan Galtung

"By peace we mean the capacity to handle conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively - a never ending process." 

Medea Benjamin "It is so inspiring to see a new group coming together not to focus on a particular war or weapons system, but on all war-everywhere. And it's great to have such beautifully crafted arguments about why war is not inevitable and how war contributes to so many other global ills."

Medea Benjamin
"It is so inspiring to see a new group coming together not to focus on a particular war or weapons system, but on all war-everywhere. And it's great to have such beautifully crafted arguments about why war is not inevitable and how war contributes to so many other global ills."

Buckminster Fuller "It is now highly feasbile to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry. 

Buckminster Fuller

"It is now highly feasbile to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry. 

Thich Nhat Hanh "We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women."

Thich Nhat Hanh
"We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women."

Malala Yousafzai "I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is  through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls." 

Malala Yousafzai
"I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is  through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls." 

Leymah Gbowee "Don't wait for a Gandhi, don't wait for a King, don't wait for a Mandela, you are your own Gandhi, you are your own King."

Leymah Gbowee

"Don't wait for a Gandhi, don't wait for a King, don't wait for a Mandela, you are your own Gandhi, you are your own King."

Noam Chomsky "Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."

Noam Chomsky

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."

Carl Sagan "The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars." "

Carl Sagan
"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."

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PA Philosophy

Peace accelerators believes in choosing to be our best, most compassionate, and courageous versions of our self
and fostering social environments that help unlock that potential within each other.  

Peace accelerators refuse to accept regression, disunion and a dystopian reality.
 Peace Accelerators work to unite the Earth and accelerate the path to peace using time to create a healthier future for all as fast and efficiently as possible.  
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We believe in science, mathematics, up-to-the minute data, and rational, cogent thinking.
We believe in unphasable, lean, start-up, get-it-done mindsets and attitudes.

Finally, we believe in the virtues of compassion, empathy, and understanding and their collective ability to convert adversaries to allies.  

"All wars are fought for the aquisition of wealth." -Socrates

"All wars are fought for the aquisition of wealth."

-Socrates

 

THE EC
(ecological Crisis)

We believe peace is not only beneficial, it is pragmatic, logical and the most effective solution for our planet to address our looming, growing ecological crisis. 

First some background on the current state of Earth --worth reading much more on.

Planetary Boundaries Model

The Round Earth Graph below is a  an Earth system framework proposed by a group of Earth system and environmental scientists led by Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Will Steffenfrom the Australian National University. In 2009, the group proposed a framework of “planetary boundaries” designed to define a “safe operating space for humanity” for the international community, including governments at all levels, international organizations, civil society, the scientific community and the private sector, as a precondition for sustainable development. This framework is based on scientific research that indicates that since the Industrial Revolution, human actions have gradually become the main driver of global environmental change. The scientists assert that once human activity has passed certain thresholds or tipping points, defined as “planetary boundaries”, there is a risk of “irreversible and abrupt environmental change”. The group identified nine Earth system processes which have boundaries that, to the extent that they are not crossed, mark the safe zone for the planet. However, because of human activities some of these dangerous boundaries have already been crossed, while others are in imminent danger of being crossed.

We realize many people seem to think global peace is an impossible goal, which is why we created PA -- to clarify effectively the decline of violence on our planet, to alleviate fear, to encourage and inspire hope. We strongly believe spreading the culture of peace and nonviolent strategy is not only the most cost effective strategy for our species in the 21st century it's also the most obvious. 

 

Data continues to show that nonviolence is the most effective solution to overturn authoritarian dictators (see peace science)
We focus on using the leading-edge relevant data to strategize the alleviation and prevention of violence.

 

Spirituality 

Peace Accelerators supports all spiritual, theological, and metaphysical beliefs as long as they do not translate into violent action. 

We believe at the heart of all religions humans are attempting to share similar virtues and attempting to communicate the same message. 

We support erudition of science, philosophy, theology, astrobiology, and open-mindedness. 

We strongly encourage meditation and it's physiological, science-driven health benefits. 

A few Final favorites:

Once again we do not encourage or support the belief in any specific spirituality.
These are a few of Peace Accelerator's favorites writings that we believe reflect the central themes of the organization.  


Four Immeasurables as a Tibetan Buddhist Prayer

May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.
May they be free of suffering and the cause of suffering.
May they never be disassociated from the supreme happiness which is without suffering.
May they remain in the boundless equanimity, free from both attachment to close ones and rejection of others.

 

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life
Amen

 

Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 

Our Hypotheses

Finally, Peace Accelerators was created based on 2 macro-hypotheses.

1. If we (earth) can solve world hunger we can end all major wars (only four happening currently).  

2. if We end all major wars we will accelerate the pace of environmental stewardship,

mitigating the worst potential consequences of catastrophic climate change.